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Pineapple Homes & Properties, LLC

Pineapple Homes & Properties, LLC is a real estate firm with rental condos in Athens GA. It is owned and operated by a husband and wife team with over 40 years of real estate experience. 

Our History: Co-owner, Kathy Hamdy-Swink retired from a 20+year career in high tech marketing, innovation, and business development.  Her co-owner and husband, Mike Swink, Jr, is a 30+ year executive in commercial real estate.  In 2004, Mike was a volunteer high school football coach whose players stayed in touch thru the years.  His idea - to have his players or their siblings rent condos while in Athens at college - created our company.  


Kathy, was (and still is) protective about their tenants’ wellbeing.  Being from Athens helped her to be extremely picky about ‘her’ future tenants’ new home. She wanted a condo close to campus, in a good location within Athens, with well-lit
and ample parking, wonderful floor plans, and extra amenities (had to have a pool!). She selected Milledge Place and they both fell in love with the way the condos were built (copper wiring, concrete between floors, etc), the condos’ and COA’s affordability & well maintained exteriors and grounds, combined with the condo’s perfect 2BR/2BA roommate plans (private bathrooms, ‘live-in’ sized closets, kitchen pantry closet and a real laundry room).  With private funding one condo in Milledge Place turned into three and in 2004, Kathy created and launched the company while beautifully renovating the condos with hardwood floors, plantation blinds, ceiling fans, and nicely painted interiors. 


For discerning renters a Pineapple Homes’ condo is a rare find and a great value.


The condos stay rented, leases are renewed (original rates don’t go up for those who pay timely), and waiting lists are typically the norm. 


From 2004 thru 2013 both Kathy and Mike took turns as volunteers
on the Milledge Place Condo Owners Association (COA) board as members and Presidents. Under their leadership the COA become dog, bike and Vet student friendly as well as becoming fiscally sound & well maintained.

Today Pineapple Homes & Properties provides young adults a wonderful place to call home and, if desired, the husband-wife team helps nurture (& network) their tenant/customers too.  Kathy runs the day-to-day and Mike helps as one of her handymen. Winnie their Golden Retriever helps Kathy out with leasing…



Our Caring approach

From leasing, move-in, on-going maintenance thru move-out - we care! Our approach as a customer-focused tenant relationship is unique. We treat you like we want to be treated and strive to be the best landlord ever.  In return, we ask for our tenants to help us take care of our properties and let us know when things need repair.


GOOD COMMUNICATIONS IS KEY:
Text, phone, email, social visits (with food!) are how we stay in touch.  We appreciate rent paid on time (or in advance) and have payment options to help our tenants pay timely.  


EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE:

  • Locks are re-keyed after move in.
  • Units are treated quarterly for bugs. The Heating and Air conditioning System (Heat Pump) maintenance is performed twice a year. Extra Filters are provided so filters may be changed every three months.
  • We provide a starter supply of cleaning supplies & paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, & dish washing liquid; extra light bulbs; extra HVAC filters; a fire extinguisher and plunger.
  • If anything breaks we have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible – thru our trusted repair companies & vendors.
  • We provide nice rubber ‘wrought iron looking' doormats for the front and back doors.
  • We proactively look-out for maintenance issues - even our plumber checks everything before leaving.


RENEWALS ARE VALUED:

Most tenants don’t want to leave until they have to – which is perfectly fine with us.  Several have renewed leases for 4 years. One even renewed after graduation and commuted over an hour each way to a job because she loved her condo and her ‘landlady’ that much.  Teary days are common during move-outs and we understand.  It is not very often you find the combination of a wonderful place to live and a caring landlord who has a charming Golden Retriever (or two).

Vacancy Status As of 7.24.14:  


C11:  Rented thru July 2015


C12:  Rented thru July 2015


A6:    Rented thru July 2015


Please let us know if you'd like to be on our waiting list for future openings.  


To some a Pineapple represents gracious hospitality, high-end quality and/or a warm welcome.  To others (inspired by a charming cartoon character living under the sea) a Pineapple is an awesome place to call one’s Home.  We have three condos in Milledge Place:  Unit A6, C11& C12:  2165 S. Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605.  At Pineapple Homes & Properties fine living at the right price is our goal. 

NICELY RENOVATED - HARDWOOD FLOORS!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


GREAT LOCATION

  • 1.7 miles to UGA's S. Campus 
  • Steps from a covered city bus stop
  • Neighbors Five Points & UGA's golf course
  • Right off Loop 10, Exit 6
  • Quiet Location                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


WONDERFUL FLOOR PLAN

  • Spacious bedrooms with area for a large bed & desk (king size bed fits with a desk); Closets are HUGE (8 ½ ft by 6 ½ft).  
  • Both bedrooms have private bathrooms, nice carpet, nice ceiling fans, and outlets for phone & cable. 
  • Perfect for roommates - both bedrooms and bathrooms are visually the same size
  • Bathrooms are sparkling clean with massaging showerheads.
  • Kitchen has everything you need with full stove, fridge with icemaker, dishwasher, microwave, disposal, & closet pantry. 
  • Separate laundry room has nice over-sized washer and dryer.
  • Entertain or just relax in your stunning VAULTED (C12 & A6) living and dinning area equipped with track lighting, breakfast bar, speed adjustable ceiling fan. 
  • All units include nice dinning tables and four chairs perfect for spreading out books or large pizzas.
  • A6 & C12 are second level condos has a nice views off the large 14’ x 8’ deck. C11 is a garden level condo with a nice view and area for a BBQ grill.
  • Sunny Rooms & Energy Efficiency!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

LOADED WITH EXTRAS

  • All Electric & Energy Efficient! Average monthly power bills as of 3.13.14: $73 for C12; $68 for C11; $86 for A6. 
  • All Brick; Good sound insulation in walls and floors (concrete between floors) 
  • Nice POOL
  • New Microwave & Hot Water heater in each condo; A6 has new HVAC
  • On-site RECYCLING Bins 
  • Plantation blinds on all windows & newly painted walls 
  • Ample, convenient, well lighted parking + parking area for over-sized vehicles 
  • Basketball goal and sand volleyball court 
  • Covered mail boxes, bike racks and scooter parking  
  • C11 comes complete with nice sofa, love seat, end tables, lamps, large dinning table and 4 chairs, bar stools, settee and designer window treatments, matching throw pillows & large plush area rug, coffee table and matching entertainment/TV stand   
  • C12 & A6 comes with a nice dinning table and 4 chairs
  • Water, Garbage, and Storm water and included in rent 
  • Very "Pet Friendly Complex" with several Doggy Bag Poop Stations near each condo and convenient to a dog park 




We lease quality, affordable, ‘immaculate’ condos selected for their location, floor plans, and value. By including hardwood floors and beautifully painted interiors, we offer fine living at the right price!

 
Our high maintenance & management standards help to make your living experience comfortable, safe, and enjoyable.  Bottom line - we care about our customers (and their pets). 


Call us today to see our properties!

CURRENT CONDOs FOR RENT:

OUR AWESOME PROPERTIES

OUR TEAM & History

CONTACT:

Kathy Hamdy-Swink

kathy@pineapplehomes.com

770-442-0492 or

404-713-2424


Pineapple Homes & Properties, LLC

5005 Red Robin Ridge S. 21F

Johns Creek, GA 30022-5656

PINEAPPLEHOMES.COM

RENTAL DETAILS

$830/month per condo; Deposit, 1 Yr Lease, $25 Application Fee , & Guarantor Agreement required;  Rent includes garbage, water & HVAC maintenance (two times per year) & Pest control services; ONE well behaved,crate trained pet (dog or cat) allowed with  $300 non-refundable annual pet fee.